David Cohen, who lives in West Palm Beach, Florida, has been retired from the practice of medicine for 16 years. He enjoys golfing, oil painting, traveling and being part of a book club run by David Goldberg. Ellen Harriman reports she is “living in a kind of limbo in France amid the muddle of Brexit.” Annette Liberman Miller, MFA’76, is a scholar and board member at Brandeis’ Women’s Studies Research Center. Over the summer, she earned rave reviews for her performance in the lead role in Shakespeare & Company’s production of “The Waverly Gallery,” in Lenox, Massachusetts. In November 2018, Peter Ranis, P’91, and several other Holocaust survivors were invited back to Darmstadt, Germany, by the town’s mayor to commemorate the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht and the 30th anniversary of the re-establishment of the Liberal synagogue (where Peter’s dad served as president in 1939). Last spring, Peter gave panel presentations on worker cooperatives at the City University of New York and at a Cooperative Entrepreneurship Conference in Montreal. After Arlene Schwartz Titelbaum’s husband passed away 12 years ago, she hoped to find a group of people on Boston’s North Shore with whom she could socialize and attend activities. Unable to find what she was looking for, in December 2009 she started W.A.G. (Widows and Widowers Activity Group), still the area’s only social group for Jewish widows and widowers. Members attend concerts and theatrical performances, go on boat rides, bowl, visit museums and go out to dinner. Car pools are arranged for those who’d rather not drive. “I am very proud of what we’ve accomplished and would encourage others to start similar groups in their area,” Arlene writes. “I am still working part time, traveling when I can, and enjoying the blessings of my three sons and their families. I am one very lucky lady.”
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